Come and visit us at America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

20 July 2015

Anticipation is mounting with the America’s Cup World Series starting in Portsmouth this week, marking the first time the UK has hosted the event since it originated here in 1851.

From Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 July, hundreds of thousands of spectators will gather to witness the thrilling sporting action and entertainment, and we’ll be at the centre of the action looking for the next generation of ocean racers.

If you’re inspired by the America’s Cup, why not come and find out how you could also experience the thrill of sailing in the Clipper Race? Visit the big red Clipper Race dome to find out how you can sign up for the Race of Your Life – no experience required!

You will be able to meet former crew who have stared Mother Nature in the eye and taken all she can muster.

Open from 10am to 7pm and located near entrance 3 of the Race Village, find out in-depth details on the race, its selection process, training, the fleet, stopovers, personal logistics and most importantly the crew experience. You can also test your strength as an ocean racer against competitors on our Harken Grinder Challenge

Crew Recruitment Manager and former Clipper Race crew member Della Parsons says: ““I can’t wait to get out there and meet more people that want to celebrate sailing and discover that they too can take part in the adventure and join the elite group of ocean racers with the Clipper Race.”

On Saturday 25 July, sailing legend and Clipper Race Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will be on stage sharing his sailing achievements and discussing the America's Cup action. You can find him at the Fan Zone Stage from 12.10 to 12.15 and the Waterfront Festival Stage from 16.15 to 16.30.

To see the Clipper 2015-16 Race set sail, the 40,000 nautical mile adventure starts from London’s St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge on Sunday 30 August.

If you want to join us at the start line, we are now recruiting for the 2017-18 edition of the race.

Clipper Events, the sister company of the Clipper Race, is an official partner of the America's Cup World Series Portsmouth and TEAMORIGIN to allow its official spectator boats to operate within the closed-off race perimeter. Clipper Race yachts are available for a unique VIP sailing experience and champagne lunch with a front row view of the AC45 foiling catamarans as they race each other on the Solent. To find out more, visit

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